Friday, January 24, 2014

ASA 2015 - Call for Volunteers - Regular Session Organization (EMCA)

Dear Members,

while we slowly move towards the San Francisco meetings in August, ASA prepares for the 2015 meetings in Chicago. They now have publicised a Call for Volunteers that asks for people to come forward as volunteers who organise Regular Sessions at the 2015 meetings.

The Call and information on what is involved in organising sessions at ASA conferences is on the ASA website

Please do get in touch with us or with Jamie Arca ( if you have further questions.

Best wishes
Dirk & Erik

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Update - ASA 2014 Submission Deadline Extended

Good news for all those who meant to submit a paper to ASA 2014 but were not able to finish their submission on time. ASA have extended the deadline for submission of papers to
 Monday, January 13th 3pm EST 

ASA indicate that authors need to submit a full paper (15 pages). However, the Section organisers will consider papers also that are shorter in length (extended abstracts).

Please submit your papers here:

Our Section's Sessions are:

ASA EMCA Regular Session 
organised by Virginia Gill

(The more high quality submissions Virginia receives, the more sessions we will be able to program and enjoy at the conference. The organiser of the Regular Session is the only one who can create additional sessions if she receives a high number of submissions!)

Ethnomethodological Studies of Healthcare and Medicine
organised by Gary David

Current Studies in Ethnomethodology & Conversation Analysis
organised by Doug Maynard

Topics and Methods in EMCA Studies of Work
organised by Bob Moore

Monday, January 6, 2014

CfP ASA 2014 Ethnomethodological Studies of Healthcare and Medicine

Another Call for Papers for an EMCA Session at ASA 2014 in San Francisco

Ethnomethodological Studies of Healthcare and Medicine
organised by Gary David (Bentley)

Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis has a long history in studying healthcare. New technological innovations, treatments, policy decisions, and diagnoses continue to make healthcare and medicine fertile ground for EM and CA investigations. This session will provide emergent work being done from EM and CA in the study of healthcare, providing an opportunity to examine and discuss the impact these changes are having on the day-to-day work and practices that make healthcare and medicine.